I was reading the latest issue of Triathlete and joking with my family about how I needed a 10,000 dollar bike to really compete. I also showed my sons the extras, $900 aero bars,$500 shoes etc. My 10 y/o told me that when I complete an Ironman he will but me any bike I want so I'm all set.
In the end it will all come back around to lugged, 23 pound steel bike with chrome under the paint and silver solder joints, I'm just ahead of the curve<br><img alt="" src="http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y173/jroden99/DSC00964.jpg" style="border:0px solid;">
I use that bike as my primary race bike, I bet it has 500 races on it and a couple dozen hard crashes and it's still straight as an arrow--you can ride that bike down a dirt road in the morning and race a criterium on it that night, what a wonderful bit of sports equipment.<br><br>
work:<br><img alt="" src="http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y173/jroden99/johneddy.jpg" style="border:0px solid;"><br><br>
play:<br><img alt="" src="http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y173/jroden99/em5.jpg" style="border:0px solid;">
Pic 1. Are you guys doing what I think your doing, a public pitstop?!? <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif"><br><br>
Pic 2, that seat is cool, does it just clip on? I didn't know they still made kid seats I remember when my mom would take my sister on rides. I always wanted a ride but I was too big<img alt="sad.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/sad.gif">
Pic 1 is pre race, well you know. Pic 2, now that is fischer price bike seat from back in the day, it bolts right on, I got it at a yard sale. Hopefully my daughter has outgrown it by this summer. My son outgrew that bike and demanded the new one also have a basket for his treasures